Louise Hyams

Louise Hyams has had the honour and privilege of representing St. James's Ward since her election to the Council in 1998. She is totally committed to improving the quality of life for all the residents of this diverse ward in the centre of London. Having been involved in most areas of the Council's work, she is currently the Deputy Cabinet Member for Public Protection and Licensing. She also serves on the Planning and City Development Committee, the Licensing Committee and the Standards Committee and the Adoption & Fostering Panel. Louise was Lord Mayor in 2008/9.

Telephone: 020 7730 8181

Email: stjames@westminsterconservatives.com 

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News

Armistice Remembrance

The weekend of 9th – 11th November saw Westminster Council commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War. As a Council, we work very closely with the Armed Forces supporting a number of initiatives.

Improving care at home when you need it

We want to make sure all our elderly get the best care possible. Westminster City Council set up a new team earlier this year to work both with organisations providing care for people at home, and with residential care homes.

Leader's Update October 2018

Dear resident

Four months ago, the people of Westminster had their say in the hardest fought local election for many years. I am delighted and humbled that they overwhelmingly chose to put their trust once again in the local Conservatives to run their council.

Cllr Mark Shearer shares his experience as a new Councillor

Firstly, thank you to everyone who voted for us and also volunteered with us for the election. I had the most fantastic time meeting people across St James’s ward and knocking on thousands of doors with Tim and Louise.

National Holocaust Memorial: Victoria Tower Gardens

As many residents will know, there is a national proposal to create a holocaust memorial and learning centre to ensure that the memory of the Holocaust is preserved and that the lessons it teaches are never forgotten.

Another year of successful exam results in Westminster

Westminster City Council works closely with our schools to make sure everyone gets the best possible educational opportunities. Yet again our students have gained some of the most outstanding results in the country.

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Rachael Robathan

Rachael Robathan was a fund manager in the City for almost 20 years, specialising in emerging markets. She has been actively involved in politics for all her adult life and, among other things, was co-Chairman of Contact, a Conservative political lecture group with over 400 members.

Ian Rowley

Ian Rowley has lived in Marylebone High Street Ward for 27 years and have represented its residents on the Council since 2007, where his activities have covered crime and disorder, housing, financial, commercial and strategic matters. Ian is currently the Chair of both WCC Audit and Performance C

Karen Scarborough

Karen Scarborough has lived locally for over twenty years. She prioritises communicating with residents and resolving concerns from street issues to licensed premises.

Mark Shearer

Mark Shearer is a Chartered Surveyor and also Co-Founder of Semble (www.semble.org) - previously called Project Dirt. Mark’s surveying focus is on "retail-led" city centre regeneration.

Selina Short

Selina has lived in Vincent Square ward for 17 years.  She works in Parliament, supporting MPs in dealing with issues raised by their constituents. Selina is keen to make a difference locally by working on solutions to local issues from rough sleeping and housing to traffic management.

Andrew Smith

Andrew was elected as a Councillor in Lancaster Gate in 2008; since his election he has worked to improve the environment of Lancaster Gate, supported residents to deliver sensitive development in the area and stood up for the interests of CityWest Homes residents.

James Spencer

James was elected to Westminster City Council in May 2018. As well as ward councillor for Tachbrook he sits on the Planning Committee, the Housing and Finance Policy and Scrutiny Committee and the Standing Advisory Committee for Religious Education. 

Paul Swaddle

Paul lives in St John’s Wood and runs a software company in central London. He is passionate about ensuring that Westminster remains a great place to do business and live. Paul is the Cabinet Member for Customer Service and Digital at Westminster City Council.

Telephone: 020 7730 8181

Judith Warner

Judith Warner has been a resident of and a Councillor in St Johns Wood for over 20 years. She has Chaired a number of committees including Education, Housing, and Environment, and was Cabinet Member for City Management.

Jacqui Wilkinson

Jacqui has lived in Pimlico for over 20 years and was elected as a Councillor for Warwick Ward in 2015. She is currently Deputy Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Education and Skills as well as Westminster's Animal Welfare Champion.